The Grapes of Panama

By Elijah Rachlin

The geography of Panama

Panama is located in Central America/South America. The climate in Panama is usually very warm and tropical. Most likely due to it being very close to the equator. Due it's warm climate the crops it is known for growing crops such as bananas, cocoa beans, coffee, coconuts, timber, beef, chickens, shrimp,corn, potatoes, rice, soybeans, and sugar cane.

The natural resources that can be found in Panama are copper and hydro power

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Religion and achievements of Panama

The two major religions in Panama are Roman Catholic and Christianity. Some holidays that people in Panama celebrate are January 1 New Year's Day, January 9 Martyrs' Day (Panama day)Carnival's Monday the Monday before ash Wednesday ,Carnival's Tuesday, the Tuesday before ash Wednesday, Holy Friday - Good Friday - Death of Christ.May 1, May Day - Labor Day. The major achievement of Panama is the Panama Canal. It is such a great accomplishment because it makes boat travel much easier by letting people cut through the Americas.

Politics and Economy of Panama

To start Panama has a president who is head of state just like the U.S. The president is Juan Carlos Varela. Now onto the economy. For starters the currency in Panama is Panamanian balboa which is equal to one U.S. dollar. Now Panama is not a poor country but a good amount of the population is unfortunately below the poverty line.
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The style of living in Panama

For starters the language spoken in Panama is Spanish and the kind of people that live there are Latino. For fun people play sports. Some popular sports in Panama include soccer and baseball. At the moment Panama is not facing any major problems except for the large amount of people in Poverty